J. J. Jansen
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Jansen with the Panthers in 2013
No. 44 – Carolina Panthers
Position:Long snapper
Personal information
Born: (1986-01-20) January 20, 1986 (age 36)
Phoenix, Arizona
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Brophy College Preparatory
(Phoenix, Arizona)
College:Notre Dame
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Games played:209
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Jeffrey Richard "J. J." Jansen (born January 20, 1986) is an American football long snapper for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Notre Dame.

Early life

Jansen attended high school at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona. He attended Rancho Solano Private School prior to that, where he starred as Quarterback, leading the RSPS Mustangs to an MVAL championship in 1999.

Professional career

Green Bay Packers

After going unselected in the 2008 NFL Draft, Jansen signed with the Green Bay Packers.[1]

Carolina Panthers

The Packers traded Jansen to the Carolina Panthers for a conditional pick in the 2011 NFL Draft on April 13, 2009.[2] On February 8, 2012, the Panthers re-signed him to a four-year contract worth roughly $3.6 million.[3] On January 15, 2014, it was announced that he would be one of six Carolina Panthers players to be voted into the 2014 Pro Bowl.[4] It would be Jansen's first Pro Bowl nomination.

On February 7, 2016, Jansen was part of the Panthers team that played in Super Bowl 50. In the game, the Panthers fell to the Denver Broncos by a score of 24–10.[5]

On February 17, 2016, the Panthers signed Jansen to a five-year, $5.5 million contract extension.[6]

In Week 3 of the 2020 NFL season against the Los Angeles Chargers, Jansen recovered a punt at the Chargers' one-yard-line near the end of the fourth quarter. The Chargers failed their winning drive by less than 25 yards, the length of a touchback.

On March 17, 2021, Jansen re-signed with the Panthers on a one-year contract.[7]

On February 9, 2022, Jansen signed a one-year contract extension with the Panthers.[8]


  1. ^ JJ Jansen, Travis Thomas Sign FA Deals
  2. ^ Packers trade extra long snapper to Carolina
  3. ^ Phillips, Jason (February 8, 2012). "Panthers re-sign J.J. Jansen". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  4. ^ Newton, David (January 15, 2014). "And Jansen gives Panthers six Pro Bowlers". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
  5. ^ "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  6. ^ Henson, Max (February 17, 2016). "Panthers Re-sign J.J. Jansen". Panthers.com. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  7. ^ Gantt, Darin (March 17, 2021). "Panthers bring back J.J. Jansen". Panthers.com. Retrieved March 21, 2021.
  8. ^ "Panthers agree to terms with J.J. Jansen". Panthers.com. February 9, 2022.